Sean Reynolds ’94 remembers feeling a little overwhelmed by the size of Marist High School on his first day. But, in just a few weeks he settled into a routine and made new friends. Marist quickly became his second home.
“The sense of community and bond established at Marist is never ending,” Sean said. “I have dozens of friends from Marist that to this day are a part of everything that makes me who I am.”
During his time at Marist, Sean played football, was a member of the ski club, and participated in Sr. Joan Weithman’s campus ministry collaborations with Mother McAuley. Sean has fond memories of Mr. Woolly’s thought-provoking classes, Mr. Coe’s challenging history classes, Brother Rich’s inspirational, pre-game masses in the chapel, and senior service, which he describes as a “life-changing experience.”
Sean has been in commercial real estate since graduating from the University of Iowa in 1998. Early in his career, he was hired by Roger Staubach’s company where he worked his way up to partner. In 2008, Staubach sold his company to JLL Chicago where Sean currently serves as regional director.
“Catholic education places an emphasis on giving and helping others,” Sean explained. “There is another level I see in Catholic educators. You feel it as a student and see the bond as a parent.”
Sean and his wife Claire aim to pass on that call to serve to their four children – Taylor, Lucy, Harrison, and Charlie. When Sean isn’t coaching his kids’ sports teams, he’s likely helping Sr. Rosemary Connelly and her dedicated team at Misericordia plan the next BUMS golf fundraiser.
“I am proud to support institutions like Misericordia and Marist,” said Sean. “It’s an honor to receive the Time and Eternity Award. Marist is respected in the community and is associated with integrity. I aim to continue to spread the message of Marist.”